I Watch the Boughs by Emily Lee Luan

Winner of the 2021 Chapbook Fellowship


Selected and Introduced by Gabrielle Calvocoressi

It’s one of the most wonderfully immersive poetry experiences I’ve had in a long time. It creates a feeling of excitement and, yes, joy in me at the same time that the poem also is so full of horror. This poet never allows us to look away from the horrors. And I admire that as well.

—Gabrielle Calvocoressi


Edition: 500 copies of the winning books were printed by the Prolific Group and designed by Gabriele Wilson, with covers by Jessica Nielsen.